Monday, February 15, 2010

Percy Jackson and the Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day
I'm pretty sure everyone's heard of this movie by now. With its all-star cast its gotten a lot of attention. Based on the number of big name actors I thought this was going to be the type of movie where you keep wondering exactly how everyone is intertwined. But except for a few surprises, in general, its pretty easy to see who is connected to who. Clearly its not amazing film, but its a great overall romantic comedy.

With all the stars in the movie, there's been a lot of talk as to who is really any good in it. For example, I've heard a lot of people panning Taylor Swift's acting abilities. But I do think she played her character almost right on.

I do think the most interesting bit of casting came with the Grey's Anatomy men, Patrick Dempsey and Eric Dane. Yes, Patrick Dempsey does play a heart surgeon (of course there has to be a HEART surgeon in a Valentine's Day movie), but McDreamy he is not. And Eric Dane? Well there's a pretty big twist with his character that had the audience literally screaming.

Overall, I think its a prefect Valentine's Day movie. And I have a feeling we'll be seeing this one played every year at this time for a while. And if you go see it, make sure to stay for the outtakes during the credit. Especially, for one amusing scene with Julia Roberts.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Not quite a Valentine's Date movie, but a perfect bit of counter programing. And another film with interesting casting by a Grey's Anatomy doctor with Kevin McKidd playing the god Poseidon.

We both actually really enjoyed this movie, and were a bit surprised since we don't know a lot about it going into it. Overall, it reminds me of a mix between Harry Potter and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant, without feeling like a rip-off. I haven't read the books, but after seeing the movie I really want to since its the type of movie where you get the general story. However you can tell there's a good amount of back story that they weren't able to fit into an actual movie.

Overall, I'd say this was a weekend with two really good movie choices, it really just depends what type of movie you're looking. The boy would tell you to go see Percy Jackson, but I will tell you there were several scenes in Valentine's Day that him in awfully amused.



  1. I'm going to see Percy Jackson next week with my sister's 7th grade social studies class! I wish my teachers would've thought of fun field trips to the movies!

  2. Saw Valentines Day this weekend and loved it! The Julia Roberts outake was funny!

  3. I really want to see both of these movies!

  4. I saw Valentines Day last night and overall REALLY liked it! I thought it was very cute and funny.

    I did not see the Eric Dane twist coming but I TOTALLY called the Bradley Cooper twist at the end AFTER the E.D. shocker came out!

    Taylor Swift annoyed me but I think she did play her character really well!

  5. It was definitely cute, but nothing special!